There are several different species of fish that are commonly referred to as "kissing fish." These fish are known for their behavior of "kissing" or nipping at the skin of other fish or humans. One species of kissing fish that is commonly kept as a pet is the kissing gourami (Helostoma temminckii). This fish is native to Southeast Asia and is known for its colorful appearance and playful personality. Kissing gouramis are typically peaceful fish that are well-suited for community tanks, but they may nip at the fins of other fish if they feel threatened or stressed. Another species of kissing fish is the kissing loach (Parachiloglanis mious). This fish is native to Southeast Asia and is known for its distinctive lips, which it uses to nip at the skin of other fish. Kissing loaches are generally peaceful and are often kept in community tanks with other peaceful fish. It's important to note that while these fish may be referred to as "kissing fish," they are not actually kissing in the way that humans do. Rather, they are exhibiting a natural behavior that is common among some species of fish.
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